Category Archives: Announcement

Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale

We are cleaning out a lot of things we don’t need anymore and things that we need to move out to make room for new goodies, so join us for a WAREHOUSE SALE next Tuesday night!

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New Shipping Rates!

hollydays new shipping rate

So excited to announce our new shipping rates! We are so excited about offering this! Thinking of ordering Valentine’s tags or stickers? An order of these would qualify for the $3.50 shipping!

Also, so excited to announce the winner of our Valentine’s Goodies… Catherine C. ! Congrats Catherine!

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Announcing Mary Emerson | Custom Birth Announcements

I would like to officially announce the birth of Mary Emerson Bethune!

I am sending out our precious custom birth announcements to all our family and friends this week. I love going out to our mailbox and discovering something unexpected like an announcement, note or invitation hidden among all those magazines, bills, and advertisements. I could think of no better way than to share the birth our little girl than with a little snail mail.

Holly and I began discussing the design casually before Emme was born. I wanted the announcement to reflect our nursery and our sweet little girl. The majority of our family and a lot of our friends live outside the state of Alabama and are unable to come to our home and meet Emme. I wanted them to get a sense of her when they opened the envelope. I know you’re thinking that is a lot for one 5×7 piece of card stock! This announcement does exactly that, it is soft, sweet, classic and current with a southern flare.

It is made up of 3 parts; a 5×7 felt stock, a small square pictureand a kraft scalloped edge nameplate. A specialty printer helped us with the nameplates. They were screened with white paint on kraft paper stock. The nameplates came to us with straight edges and we used a punch to create the scalloped lace edge. This was a perfect solution to the challenge of including her full name as well as her nickname, which we included in the description of her date and time of birth, length and weight.

There is nothing more southern than a monogram, except for maybe sweet tea, and so one had to be included. It found its place on the custom address labels that were placed on the kraft envelopes. I used a white gel pen to address the envelopes and my husband, being the sweet guy he is, got the privilege of sealing all the envelopes.

I am grateful to Holly for continually being able to translate my thoughts into beautifully crafted stationery, and I am so happy anticipating the many smiles this little piece of mail will bring to our family and friends.

From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16



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My Family is Moving

I have so many emotions right now… Excitement, fear, sadness and yet at the same time, peace. It’s a little strange and I can’t wrap my head around it quite yet. We got a contract on our house 5 weeks after listing it and my husband and I have been working quickly to get everything ready for the move. With that said, my announcement today is that in just one week, my family is moving to Fairhope, Alabama. HollyDays will continue and the only difference you should notice is the return address on your package! Here’s what this means… I will be working from Fairhope…

{Here are some cute little pics from our About Us page…}

Jen returned from maternity leave this week and she will be working from home in

Birmingham, Alabama

 I’ll share more about our decision to move our family in upcoming posts, but for now, I just want to say thank you to my loyal local customers here in Birmingham… I am so grateful to you, as you were the ones who helped me get started! You bought my things when I was set up at a little table at a craft fair and you came back… you told your friends and your friends told their friends… and my business grew and grew. It has been such a pleasure getting to know so many of you on a personal basis. I will miss you!

We will be back in Birmingham in less than 2 months from now for
Christmas Village {October 31-November 4} & again for Cottontails Village {March 2-4, 2013}!

Here we go…

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Bag Tags now Available {+ Win a Set!}

Personalized Bag Tag

Our bag tags are now on the website!

Yippee! They are perfect for backpacks, lunchboxes, luggage and sports bags.
2.75 inch heavy laminated tags.

These are a few samples of the tags on the website now:

Personalized Bag Tag

Personalized Bag Tag

Want a chance to WIN a SET of 2 TAGS?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Introducing our New Brand

Wow! Today is such an exiting day for me! Our new HollyDays brand is finally here! Last year, I started re-evaluating my brand after some great advice from the Stationery Academy, advice that was not taken lightly. Without further adieu, the new HollyDays…

The new brand truly reflects me as a person – I love polka dots, color and a whimsical southern look. A little Holly berry and leaves is a simple cute icon for the brand. Our packaging has grosgrain ribbons, kraft boxes and bags and adorable details.

This is what our new website looks like:

I have several people to thank for the help with the new look. First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to my husband. I think he deserves a spot on the About Us page because of all the work he always does behind the scenes. Thank you for the many late nights you have worked so hard to make this possible. You will notice when you shop on the new site, you will be able to customize most of our products and see an instant proof. A project that he wanted on the site and worked with a company to incorporate it into our site. Thank you!

I hand drew and typed out “HollyDays” so many times trying to find the perfect logo, but I never could get exactly what I was going for until I met Jessica Ulrich from Jessica Haley Ink. She is credited with the amazing calligraphy for “hollydays”. Thank you so much, Jessica!

Jennifer & Karan, Thank you so much for your suggestions and help on the new brand!

I can’t wait to share all the goodness to come with you! Welcome to the new HollyDays!

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Closed ’til the new HollyDays launch!

We are about to unveil the new HollyDays! We are currently CLOSED and not accepting new orders until August 15th. Orders placed on or before August 2, are currently being processed. Join us for our big day on August 15th!

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Warehouse Sale Today!

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook for our Warehouse Sale starting at 10:00 this morning!

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We will be closed next week

Just a quick notice that we will be closed next week.
Any orders now through next week will ship after June 25.

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Best Wishes

Today is a bittersweet day for me – it is Jen’s last day before her Maternity leave. I am SO excited for her and sweet baby Mary Emerson “Emme” on the way! I will miss Jen A WHOLE LOT, though! Best wishes to you, Jen and this time next week you will be a Mommy of two!

This is one of my favorite pictures from her photo session with Stephanie Benzaia of Benzaia Photography.

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